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Impington Village College

Year 7 Catch Up Premium

Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2015-16 and 2016-17 

2015/16 Academic Year

Number of students in Year 7

217

Number eligible for Catch-Up Premium

29

Funding Received

£14,500

2016/17 Academic Year

Number of students in Year 7

209

Number of students below expected standard in reading/maths (note that the allocation of funding for 2016/17 has changed)

69

Funding Received

tbc

Aims

  • To ensure all students make excellent progress
  • To rapidly close the attainment gap

Strategies

IVC Booster Programme (main use of funding)

All students identified (on entry) study only one language on entry to IVC. They receive additional hours of English and Maths teaching from a Specialist teacher, to develop their Literacy and Numeracy.  This is on a rolling programme, with the combined hours for English and Maths as follows: Y7- 3hrs per/fortnight, Y8- 2 hrs p/f, Y9- 6hrs p/f, Y10- 4hrs p/f. This will continue on a rolling programme, so that a student who started with us from September 2015 onwards will access nearly 700 hours of additional specialist teaching by the time they leave us in Y11. In addition to this we run functional skills/foundation learning for our very weakest students.

Appointment of Primary/Transition Leads

We have appointed Lead Teachers for Primary Transition into English, Maths and Science to support our staff in understanding the new KS2 curriculum, to ensure that our Year 7 programme allows students to make excellent progress from the outset, without the ‘lag’ or ‘dip’ that can often happen. It also allows us to monitor individuals and gain a clear understanding of how students are supported in Year 6 and what interventions have been effective, so we can continue them when students join us in Year 7.

Review of Impact 2016/17

Last year at IVC we introduced a new flight path system for all students in Years 7 and 8 and introduced more frequent data collection, once for each of the ICE strands, to allow us to track progress more rigorously. Please see below for our most recent data:

2016/17 (Year 7)

 

Strand 1- October 2016

Strand 2- January 2017

Strand 5- July 2017

% of Booster students on/above/nearly at flight path in English

100%

100%

97%  (one student below)

% of all students on/above/nearly at flight path in English

99%

98%

96%

% of Booster students on/above/nearly at flight path in Maths

100%

100%

95% (two students below)

 

% of all students on/above/nearly at flight path in Maths

97%

100%

99%

At IVC we recognise the importance of sustaining the progress made in Year 7 to ensure that students reach their full potential. We continue to track the progress of our Booster students as they move through the programme. Please see below the review of our 2015/16 cohort for last academic year:

2016/17 (Year 8)

 

Strand 1- October 2016

Strand 5- July 2017

% of Booster students on/above/nearly at flight path in English

100%

100%

% of all students on/above/nearly at flight path in English

99%

99%

% of Booster students on/above/nearly at flight path in Maths

95% (one student below)

95% (one student below)

% of all students on/above/nearly at flight path in Maths

94%

97%

Review of Impact 2015/16

In 2015/16 student progress was tracked using ‘ICE levels’ which were targets set to ensure students were making at least 4LOP by the time they left IVC. The data below compares the progress of Booster students to all students (Year 7) in 2015/16:

2015/16 (Year 7)

% of Booster students making expected progress in English- July 2016

98%

% of all students making expected progress in English July 2016

91%

% of Booster students making expected progress in Maths- July 2016

74%

% of all students making expected progress in Maths July 2016

71%

For further information about the use of the Catch-Up Premium or for more details about our Booster programme, please contact Victoria Hearn, Vice Principal vhearn@impington.cambs.sch.uk

Year 7 Catch Up Premium 2013-14 and 2014-15 

Allocated Funding

Academic Year 2014/15 – Allocation £15 500

Academic Year 2013-14- Allocation £16 500

Distribution of Allocated of Funding 2014/15

English:

  • June 2015, 2 day intensive English Booster programme Year 7 and Year 8
  • Funding of English HLTA to deliver small group and supported sessions

Maths:

  • Post assessment support programme for students achieving below target, 5 x 5 session booster programmes throughout the academic year for Years 7 and 8.
  • Funding of Specialist Maths Intervention Teacher to deliver small group and supported sessions

Impact of Funding 2014/15

English

Students entering Impington Village College with below a Level 4 in English:

Year 7

Below Expected Progress (%)

At Least Expected progress (%)

2013/14

30

70

2014/15

13

87

Year 8

Below Expected Progress (%)

At Least Expected progress (%)

2013/14

5

95

2014/15

29

71

 

Foundation Literacy Programme

% of students making excellent progress

% of students making satisfactory progress

% of students causing concern

Year 7

100

0

0

Year 8

88

12

0

We ran a highly successful 2-day booster programme using our Specialist English Teachers at IVC, working with those students who are eligible for the Catch-Up Premium. Over the course of the Booster Days, 42% of students involved made progress in both Reading and Writing, and a further 30% in either Reading or Writing. We are extremely proud of the students, some of whom even made a whole level of progress during the Booster.

In addition, following the Literacy Intervention programme, 12 of the 18 students involved made at least 2 sublevels of progress during the Summer Term.

Maths

Students entering Impington Village College with below Level 4 in Maths:

Year 7

Below Expected Progress (%)

At Least Expected progress (%)

2013/14

73

27

2014/15

40

60

Year 8

Below Expected Progress (%)

At Least Expected progress (%)

2013/14

53

47

2014/15

75

25

 

Foundation Numeracy Programme

% of students making excellent progress

% of students making satisfactory progress

% of students causing concern

Year 7

50

50

-

Year 8

59

29

12

Following the Numeracy Intervention programme funded by the Catch-Up Premium, of the 21 students involved, all students were secure in at least 12 of the 20 competencies assessed and the average number of competencies that students were secure in by the end of the programme was 17.4 out of 20. This is a huge achievement for students who were all previously identified as either partially or totally insecure in these 20 areas at the start of the programme